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Green Line Extension Workforce Development Posted on Jun 18

Green Line Extension Workforce Development

MassDOT and the MBTA have launched the Massachusetts Workforce Initiative Now (MassWIN) Green Line Extension Workforce Development program to identify, assess, train, and place community members into transportation related careers. MassWIN is a pilot project with the mission of building a sustainable workforce from local   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Workforce Development

Boston Idea Week: Thinking “Outside the Bus” Posted on Jun 12

Boston Idea Week: Thinking “Outside the Bus”

MassDOT and the MBTA today unveiled the IdeaBus, a repurposed 40 foot MBTA bus outfitted with furniture and décor from Wayfair.com, on display outside of South Station as part of Boston Idea Week (BIW), running from June 11th through the 19th. MassDOT and the MBTA   …Continue Reading Boston Idea Week: Thinking “Outside the Bus”

MBTA: Fare Increases Begin July 1 Posted on Jun 5

MBTA: Fare Increases Begin July 1

The MassDOT Board of Directors in May approved changes in MBTA fares effective July 1st, 2014. Fares for MBTA fixed route services will increase an average of 5%. The fare increase is projected to raise MBTA fare revenue by approximately 4%, or $20-24 million, and   …Continue Reading MBTA: Fare Increases Begin July 1

Green Line Extension: Somerville, Medford Survey Work Posted on Jun 2

Green Line Extension: Somerville, Medford Survey Work

The Green Line Extension team has an important update about ongoing project work in June. Starting this month and continuing over the next several months, contractors for the project will be conducting survey work on properties along the Green Line Extension corridor from Washington Street   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension: Somerville, Medford Survey Work

Express Bus: Back Bay to Logan Airport Posted on May 30

Express Bus: Back Bay to Logan Airport

Massport’s new Logan Express bus adds a convenient connection between Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood and Logan Airport. The bus stops every 20 minutes daily from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Hynes Convention Center and Copley MBTA Station. The Logan Express bus ride to   …Continue Reading Express Bus: Back Bay to Logan Airport

Green Line Extension: Tour the Community Path Posted on May 27

The Green Line Extension team invites you to take a virtual tour of the Green Line Extension multi-modal Community Path. The 3-D model tour presented at a Community Path public meeting in May is now available for viewing on MassDOT YouTube online. The simulation will   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension: Tour the Community Path

Memorial Day Weekend: Travel Safely! Posted on May 21

Memorial Day Weekend: Travel Safely!

MassDOT encourages travelers to plan ahead and travel safely during the Memorial Day holiday weekend.  The heaviest traffic is expected Thursday, Friday, and Monday afternoons and early evenings.  Drivers are encouraged to make travel plans accordingly and if possible avoid peak traffic volumes between 1pm   …Continue Reading Memorial Day Weekend: Travel Safely!

MBTA: Board Approves New Green Line Cars and Buses Posted on May 15

MBTA: Board Approves New Green Line Cars and Buses

The MassDOT Board of Directors voted unanimously to approve the purchase of 40 new buses and to award a contract to build 24 new Green Line cars. The procurement of 40 new diesel-electric hybrid buses will allow the MBTA to retire buses purchased in 1994   …Continue Reading MBTA: Board Approves New Green Line Cars and Buses

South Station: Surviving Rail’s Dark Times Posted on May 6

South Station: Surviving Rail’s Dark Times

Boston South Station opened amid great fanfare in 1899 midway through what many call the Golden Age of Railroads in the United States. From just after the Civil War to the 1920s, trains were the dominant form of transportation for both work and pleasure. Perhaps   …Continue Reading South Station: Surviving Rail’s Dark Times

Green Line Extension: Community Path Meeting Posted on May 1

Green Line Extension: Community Path Meeting

The Green Line Extension (GLX) Project Team in May will hold a public meeting to review the latest design plans for the Community Path. The public meeting on Wednesday, May 14 will be held at the Holiday Inn in Somerville, 30 Washington Street, from 6:00   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension: Community Path Meeting